A winter storm is prompting Gov. Asa Hutchinson to close state offices in the Little Rock area.
A statement from Hutchinson's office said state offices in the central portion of the state were closing at noon for non-essential personnel. Workers outside the Little Rock area were told to check with their supervisors on whether they could leave.
Forecasters issued a winter storm warning for southern and parts of eastern Arkansas and said up to 6 inches of snow could fall.
The Little Rock area was under a winter weather advisory. The National Weather Service said the area could see from 1 to 4 inches, with amounts increasing the farther south one goes.